Zed Nelson: ‘Love Me’
15th February 2013 - 8th June 2013
Light House and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Light House is co-hosting the exhibition ‘Love Me’ by the multi award-winning photographer Zed Nelson. ‘Love Me’ reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty. Over a period of five years Zed visited eighteen countries across five continents, photographing cosmetic surgeons, beauty queens and bodybuilders alongside everyday teenagers, housewives and businessmen.
‘Love Me’ was nominated for the 2011 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize; awarded First Prize and ‘Judges’ Special Recognition’ in Best Photography Book Award in the 2010 Pictures of the Year International (PoY) competition; 1st Prize Book Award in the 2010 International Photography Awards (USA); and Third Prize in the World Press Photo Competition.
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